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Training And Technical Assistance Specialist

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Corporation For National And Community Service Washington , DC 20001

Posted 2 months ago



This vacancy announcement is for external applicants. If you are a current CNCS employee, apply at

This Term Appointment will initially be for a two-year period, but may be extended for a total of five years. Should the need arise, this position may be made permanent without further competition.

This position is located in the Office of AmeriCorps State and National, Department of the Chief of Program Operations, in Washington, DC.

Creates strategic training and technical assistance plans to deliver high-quality educational content to external audiences. Formulates training policies, plans curriculum, and reviews instructional programs to ensure fulfillment of established goals and objectives.
Determines the requirements for specific training and technical assistance interventions and their relative priority in view of time and resources available, projected schedules, and relationship to the objectives of the total training and technical assistance program.
Leads a cross-functional team of staff to determine training objectives, analyze problems, and identify and execute strategies to design and deliver effective educational materials.
Leads a cross-functional team of staff to develop or revise training and technical assistance products and courses, using a variety of training methodologies and software. May also conduct some of these activities independently. As needed, develops and conducts pilot instructor workshops to ensure clear understanding of course design characteristics and rationale.
Leads a cross-functional team in conducting training for external audiences on a regular basis, using remote technology.
Plans and coordinates all facets of training and technical assistance activities: personnel, equipment, facilities, budget, and other resource requirements. Monitors expenditures and routinely evaluates budget and contracting conditions. Maintains an awareness of CNCS' overall planning and event calendar to eliminate overlap and conflicts.
In consultation with appropriate internal partners, leads a cross-functional team in planning, developing, and producing the annual AmeriCorps Symposium. Serves as the Contracting Offices Technical Representative for the Symposium contract.
Identifies resources to support needed training and technical activities. Takes the necessary action to secure the resources and vendors. Serves as the Contracting Officers Technical Representative.
Evaluates all aspects of training programs and conferences, including: administrative policies and procedures, curricula, instructional methods and techniques, qualifications and effectiveness of vendors, adequacy and utilization of training aids and devices, facilities, equipment, and testing.
Works closely with the Training Specialists in other CNCS departments to identify existing contracts with similar statements of work, ensure cost effectiveness, and avoid duplication of efforts when contracting for educational services.
Analyzes existing Corporation on-line educational resources and identifies the need for new or revised programs, program content, or forums, and implements, as needed. Develops content for online resources such as the Knowledge Network.
Represents the program office with external audiences in respect to educational needs and initiatives; and functions as program office liaison with other internal staff.
Serves as the training and technical assistance point of contact for grant competitions, working with staff who manage the grant review process.
Other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen
A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
Must be telework ready
Satisfactory completion of a background investigation


Basic requirement: An undergraduate degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position being filled.

Or a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a 4 year course of study described above. College/University transcripts must be provided to verify the Basic Educational Requirement of this position.

Applicants must also have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-03 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes curriculum planning; developing or revising course design; conducting training; and evaluating training.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.


Education may not be substituted for experience for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

Decision Making
Instructional Design
Technical Credibility
Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category

  • Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
    2 - Well Qualified Category

  • Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
    3 - Best Qualified Category

  • Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:

  1. Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
  2. The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g.

Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
Unofficial college/university transcript(s) must be provided to verify the Basic Educational Requirement of this position
Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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